By Steve Yoder
"If there’s one thing liberal arts colleges offer, it’s critical thinking. That might be why this spring Occidental College is offering a course called Liberal Arts at the Brink? Navigating the Crisis in Higher Education.
The course examines whether college liberal arts curricula like its own can survive in a time of high unemployment and rising student debt.
[Will] college liberal arts curricula l...survive in a time of high unemployment and rising student debt?
The number of liberal arts colleges nationwide has dropped from 212 in 1990 to only 130 today, according to a study this summer in the journal Liberal Education.
The National Center for Education Statistics says the share of students matriculating with a liberal arts degree, as a percentage of all graduates, dropped slightly from 2004 to 2010 from 3 to 2.8 percent."
Related posts by Deb via REVELN:
Via Jim Lerman